Saturday, October 5, 2013

Help Bring Awareness to Domestic Violence with the Allstate Foundations Purple Purse #Sponsored


Help Bring Awareness to Domestic Violence with the Allstate Foundations Purple Purse #Sponsored
" This post is part of a sponsored campaign with The Allstate Foundation and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own."
It’s once again October. A month I love not just because it’s my birth month, but because it brings awareness to so many important issues. And while I absolutely adore the support of breast cancer and the plethora of pink October brings with it, there is another important issue rarely spoken about. One that affects more than one in four women – that’s more women than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined. What is it? This unspoken truth is Domestic Violence.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month


This October don’t forget to pair that pink with a purple purse. Helping get the word out about this hard to talk about subject, the Allstate foundation is helping give a voice to the issue of domestic violence with the purple purse campaign. The Purple Purse was brought forth by the Allstate Foundation to symbolize and proudly represent a women’s way to escape the cycle of abuse by gaining financial independence.

There are many women out there suffering in silence without a support system, without a voice, and left feeling hopeless or maybe they’re just hoping it will get better. I, myself, was left surprise finding out my own best friend, an amazing and strong women, was left to suffer with the secret of domestic violence behind closed doors and it made me question everyday how can we help support the women in our lives even further.

The Purple Purse


The Allstate Foundations Purple Purse

As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Allstate Foundation is sending more than 1,000 purple purses carrying domestic violence information throughout the country. These purses will be passed between co-workers, friends, and family, sparking important conversations along the way. For every purple purse passed through the end of October, The Allstate Foundation will donate $5 to YWCA.

How You Can Get Involved


Pass The Purse

Help get the voice of every woman in need out, help spark the conversation. Throughout October you can pass a virtual purple purse by simply logging onto Facebook.com/PurplePurse or www.purplepurse.com (A Spanish-language site is available at www.bolsomorado.com) and entering the code 0030. For every virtual purse shared or re-shared, The Allstate Foundation will again make a $5 donation to YWCA.

Sharing a purse only takes a minute of your time and you could be helping a woman in more way than you'll ever realize. Will you share a purple purse today?

9 comments:

Daisy B said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm so glad to hear about this great cause to support!

Heidi Meek said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a cool way to help!

Christina Marie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a neat campaign. I've never heard of it before. Thanks for the sharing!

VickeC said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

what a great program,,I wish there had been something like this for me when I was going thru the abuse,yes I can say it now ,I was married to him for 30yrs.,an 23 of those were abusive both physical an mental,,I spend the whole 30yrs scared of what might set him off,,,I waited until the last child was 18 an graduated to leave,,,I had to move 1200 miles away for safety reasons,,it was the hardest thing ive ever done,should have done it years before but was just to scared to do it,,,my kids are now 28 an 39,,ive been out of that for a long time,,ive been remarried to a wonderful man for 10 yrs now an ive never felt one day scared in our marriage,,thats the way its supposed to be

Frugal and Fun Mom said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is such a great cause, and obviously there are many women who could benefit from this awareness.

Pam said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes, I will definitely share a purple purse. I know a lot of people who have been in this situation and love that word is finally getting out about this cause. And Happy birthday early!

Courtney B said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

what a great cause and purple ismy favorite color so i'm already in love !

Tough Cookie Mommy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is a very important campaign and I am so glad that they are opening the door to talk about such a serious topic that affects so many families and women.

Karen Glatt said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great program to help stop domestic violence. It is such a tragedy when someone is caught in the cycle of domestic violence. It always makes me feel better when we do our part to help out in any way we can!

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